Hi! I’m Emily, and I’m the seamstress who started The Dragon’s Tailor. It’s a one-woman, home-based sewing and craft shop near Milwaukee, WI.
How It All Began
I started sewing because I had this cute pair of red pumps that I just could not find a dress to match! There was NOTHING in the right shade of red, in the right style, in the right fit. So I decided to make my own dress. I went fabric shopping, and with a little assistance from Mom and my sister I found a fabric & a pattern I liked and learned how to sew a dress.
Eventually I began branching out into other crafted & sewn projects, and started sewing more clothes. My friends found out I sewed and started asking me to make things for them. I'd secretly always wanted to make a living crafting things, and to be an entrepreneur, and so The Dragon's Tailor was born!
I've kept sewing because I got fed up with the impossibility of finding quality, off-the-rack clothes that fit and that come in flattering colors and styles in fabrics that I like - not just dresses to match my shoes! (Jeans shopping is the WORST, amiright?) And I know I'm not the only one - so that's why I keep sewing for everyone else, too.
The Dragon's Tailor's mission is to create one-of-a-kind items which can be customized to fit your size, your taste, and your vision, and to provide a quality alternative to the world of mass production and fast fashion.
I specialize in making clothing, accessories, baby items, and home goods for your everyday geekery (and other) needs, and occasionally costumes and cosplays as well. Commissions are highly encouraged - I love making your visions reality!
Where to Find My Products
In addition to the shop page here on my website, you can find me at various craft shows and marketplaces (posted on my News page).
I'm also a vendor at Vista 59 Artisan Boutique & Gallery on West Vliet Street in Wauwatosa, WI.
When I’m not sewing or doing project research, I enjoy adventuring with family and friends, volunteering at my church, reading books, attending Steampunk conventions, and hanging out with my husband and pets.